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#1 mysterj1


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:17 PM

Saw this tonight...a 1970 AMC AMX/3 prototype.  Unfortunately never saw the light of day due to the gas crisis.  A mid engine, 390, 345 HP, 4 speed auto monster...I'd have LOVED to have one of these to run on the 1/4 mile....

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:03 AM


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:49 AM



looks beter then a pentera a muria or a stratos

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:35 PM

looks beter then a pentera a muria or a stratos

It's nice looking but I wouldn't go that far...

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:53 PM

I thought I read some wheres that it was based off of the Pantera platform.I have a curbside Pantera,be cool to try and convert it into an AMX 3.Anyone know if they make a resin version of the car.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:19 PM

DeTomasso designed the Pantera. Giotto Bizzarrini, who designed the '62 Ferrari GTO and cars with his own name, like the 5300 GT, designed the AMX-3. Six cars were produced, before the plug was pulled.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:25 AM

There was a cleaner, earlier version, more Pantera-looking AMX-2.  Had some Mangusta  and Mustang influence in the tail.








I don't know what structure the AMX-2 is on, but the AMX-3s were not on Pantera structure, even though there's been speculation that they were. Photos of the engine bay absolutely confirms it's not Pantera underneath.



EDIT: Apparently the AMX-2 was a hollow shell, never completed as a running prototype. This would make a cool one to build as a full detail, finished and running version.

More here on the life of the prototype....



Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 17 February 2013 - 03:43 AM.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:39 AM


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:53 AM

Apparently Guido Fieuw of ScaleKraft in South Africa had one of these in the works years ago. I don't know if he ever produced any as he had a major accident years ago (mountain climbing), and got out of the hobby.


Someone else may have more info than I..........I could have sworn I seen the AMX/3 on his webpage at one time though.